Mobile tech, Southfield City Centre, women in tech on today's M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK — The Monday, Aug. 14 edition of the M2 TechCast podcast will feature a jam-packed lineup of technology and economic development newsmakers.

Kicking off the show at 3 p.m. is Linda Daichendt, CEO of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, who will talk about a new partnership to promote STEM professional videos.

At 3:15, Terry Croad, director of planning for the city of Southfield, will discuss plans for a walkable downtown district called Southfield City Centre along Evergreen Road. It’s designed to attract young professionals and diverse economic activity.

At 3:30 – Tember Shea, who heads up Inforum’s InGAGE program for women entrepreneurs, will interview Katie Bigelow, founder of a company called MettleOps, which recently secured a $9.1 million contract with the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Command (TARDEC).

Wrapping up the show at 3:45 is Jon Gunnells, social media marketing guru at Airfoil Public Relations, will talk about a new partnership with

If you can’t listen live today, you can tune in past episodes of the M2 TechCast at

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet between 3 and 4 p.m. Eastern time Mondays. It’s hosted by Mike Brennan, owner and publisher of, and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both covered high tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 70 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D, the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

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